Square Enix has recently updated their official recruitment webpage for the new fiscal year, and a bit of new information has surfaced regarding one of the lead team members working on Final Fantasy VII Remake.
Naoki Hamaguchi now holds the title of ‘Co-Director’ instead of ‘Development Leader’ for Final Fantasy VII Remake. This suggests that this was done due to the nature of his role on the project as well as his permanent placement within the 1st Development Division (formerly Business Division 1). He’s known for his work on Final Fantasy XII, the Final Fantasy XIII trilogy and Mobius Final Fantasy.
A while back, game director Tetsuya Nomura compared Hamaguchi’s role to Tai Yasue of Business Division 3 (co-director for Kingdom Hearts III), commenting how their responsiblities on the diferent projects were similiar in nature.
Final Fantasy VII Remake is currently in development for PlayStation 4.